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Last-mile logistics platform Cargamos raises $11M seed round to expand same-day delivery

– Mexico City-based last-mile logistics platform Cargamos wants to own same-day delivery in Latin America.
– The company has announced a $7m raise in follow-on funding, bringing its total seed round to $11m.
– It will use the funding to build a large fulfilment facility in Mexico City.
– It also wants to expand its network of mini distribution centers which it calls points of delivery, AKA “pods”, where packages are sorted and sent out for final delivery.
– The company currently has about 50 pods, but wants to more than double that number in the next six months so that it can cover a service area around Mexico City of up to 75 additional cities.

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Swapi Raises £860K in Pre-Seed Funding

– Swapi is a London UK-based brand e-wallet platform.
– The company raised £860K in Pre-Seed funding.
– Backers included private investors, a crowdfunding round as well as Trampoline Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the team, launch with 100+ international brands on board and bring the app to market.

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Facetune maker Lightricks raises $130 million ahead of M&A plans

– Lightricks, an Israeli mobile photo and video editing company, raised $130m funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and Hanaco Venture Capital and includes new investors Migdal Insurance, Altshuler Shaham and Shavit Capital.
– Existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Claltech, Harel Insurance and Finance, and Greycroft also participated.
– The company has raised $335m to date.
– It has been best known for its photo-editing app Facetune.

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News aggregator SmartNews raises $230 million, valuing its business at $2 billion

– SmartNews, a news aggregation website and app, raised $230m in Series F funding.
– The round was led by Princeville Capital and Woodline Partners, and joined by JIC Venture Growth Investments, Green Co-Invest Investment, and Yamauchi-No.10 Family Office in Japan.
– Existing investors participated in this round including ACA Investments and SMBC Venture Capital.
– The company plans to develop more features for its U.S. audience that will focus on consumer health and safety.

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Clockwork Logistics Systems Raises $5.5M in Seed Funding

– Clockwork Logistics Systems, a Proof of Delivery (POD) data logistics platform based in Newark NJ, raised $5.5M in Seed funding.
– The round was led by Newtown Partners with participation from Newark Venture Partners, PSA UnboXed, Vineta Ventures and Estes Final Mile.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and business reach.

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Tia Raises $100 Million Series B to Scale “Whole-Woman, Whole-Life” Healthcare Model

– Tia, the modern medical home for women, announced a $100m Series B funding round led by Lone Pine Capital with additional participation from other investors including Threshold, Define Ventures, Torch Capital, ACME, Compound, Combine, The Helm, Human Ventures, Seae Ventures and Gingerbread Capital.
– This brings Tia’s total funding to $132m.
– Tia will use the fresh investment to scale its “whole-woman, whole-life” model to more than 100,000 women by 2023.
– The funding will also help Tia grow its virtual & in-person operations in existing and new markets while expanding its service lines to care for women throughout their entire lives — from puberty to menopause.

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Nigeria’s Prospa gets $3.8M pre-seed to offer small businesses banking and software services

– Fintech startup Prospa raised $3.8m pre-seed funding.
– The round was led by Y Combinator and joined by other investors.
– The startup wants to change how banks serve micro and small businesses in Nigeria.

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Apps Music Music Streaming North America

TikTok and Snap alums launch mayk.it, a social music creation app, with $4M in seed funding

– Social music app mayk.it launches on iOS and announces its $4m seed round from investors including Greycroft, Chicago Ventures, Slow Ventures, firstminute, Steven Galanis, Randi Zuckerberg, YouTuber Mr. Beasts’ Night media, Spotify’s first CMO Sophia Bendz, Cyan Banister, artist T-Pain and music industry veteran Zach Katz, among others.
– The app lets users create, own and share music that they can create using just their phone.
– Users can upload their own beat or select an existing beat from another user, then add vocals (voice effects and somewhat corny lyric generators are available if you’re shy), and then add a visual from Giphy.

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Women’s health tech brand, Elvie, tops up Series C to $97M

– Elvie, a women’s health tech company, raised $97m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by BGF and BlackRock alongside existing investors including Octopus Ventures.
– It brings Elvie to a valuation of $1.2 billion.
– The Series C will be used to drive more growth through geographical expansion (including entering new markets) and diversifying its product portfolio to target other “key stages” in women’s lives.

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Apps Food and Beverage Western Europe

Olio Raises $43M in Series B Funding

– Olio is a London UK-based community sustainability app.
– Company raised $43M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by VNV Global and Lugard Road Capital with participation from Accel, Octopus Ventures, Rubio, Jason Stockwood, Lord Waheed Alli, DX Ventures, Alumni Ventures and Flight Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s international expansion and development of new products.

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Solv Raises $45M in Series C Funding

– Solv is a San Francisco CA-based network of same-day and next-day healthcare providers.
– The company raised $45M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Acrew Capital and Corner Ventures with participation from Greylock Partners and Benchmark Capital.
– The new funding will be used to expand the company’s national network of healthcare providers, consumer driven healthcare offerings like same-day in person appointments and virtual care, and increased cost transparency for patients.

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Apps iOS Software Western Europe

Linearity Raises $20M in Funding

– Linearity is a Berlin, Germany-based graphic design platform.
– Company raised $20M in funding.
– The round was led by EQT Ventures and 468 Capital with participation from Bradley Horowitz (VP Product, Google), Jonathan Rochelle (Co-Founder Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Slides, Google Drive), Charles Songhurst (Ex. Corporate Strategy, Microsoft) and Lutz Finger (Group Product Manager, Google).
– The new investment will be used to enhance Vectornator, add AI powered automation and real time collaboration features as well as expanding into core markets like USA & Europe, as well as Asia.

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Joshin Scores $3M Seed Financing Round

– Joshin, a digital care platform that connects care providers to families with specialized care needs, announced today that it has closed a seed funding round of $3m.
– The round was led by Anthemis Group and The Autism Impact Fund.
– Joshin is also expanding its services to the West Coast markets of Los Angeles and Seattle, continuing its strong growth in the past year with a 200% increase in its community base, including care providers and members.

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Rafay Systems Raises $25M in Series B Funding

– Rafay Systems from Sunnyvale develops a platform for Kubernetes Operations.
– Series B funding $25m brings company valuation to more than $100m.
– The round was led by ForgePoint Capital with participation from existing investors Ridge Ventures, Costanoa Ventures and Moment Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at hiring engineers and growing sales, marketing and customer success teams.

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Playbook, which aims to be the ‘Dropbox for designers,’ raises $4M in round led by Founders Fund

– Playbook is a cloud storage for modern design workflows and processes.
– The company has raised $4m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Founders Fund and joined by other investors.

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Picsart Raises $130 Million to Expand its Creator Platform, Valuing the Company at More Than $1 Billion

– Picsart announced it has raised $130m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from G Squared and Tribe Capital, as well as existing investors Sequoia, DCM, Graph Ventures, and Siguler Guf & Company.
– With over $100m in annual revenue run rate, Picsart is now valued at over $1bn.
– The company has raised a total of $195m in capital since its founding.
– With users in 180 countries, Picsart’s base of more than 150 million monthly active users produce more than 1bn edits each month, making it the largest community for Gen Z creators.

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SoBanHang gets $1.5M to help small Vietnamese stores sell online for the first time

– SoBanHang, a Vietnamese e-commerce enabler, raised $1.5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by FEBE Ventures, Class 5 and Kevin P. Ryan, founder of businesses like Gilt Groupe, Business Insider and MongoDB.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and develop new features.

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Simplicity Raises $8.5M in Seed Funding

– Simplicity is a San Francisco CA-based provider of a smart communication platform.
– Company raised $8.5M in seed funding.
– Backers included Venture to Future, Zero Gravity Capital, and angel investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its reach across the U.K., Europe, Israel, and the U.S., as well as to improve the technology behind the application.

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Givz raises $3M in seed funding to make donations a marketing tool for businesses

– Givz, a company that has developed an API-powered platform that gives brands a way to convert discounts into donations, has raised $3m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Eniac and Accomplice for the New York-based startup.
– Additional investors include Supernode Ventures, Claude Wasserstein of Fine Day, Phoenix Club and Dylan Whitman.
– The company aims to drive “full-price purchasing behavior” by giving consumers the ability to convert the money they would be saving if getting a discount, and donating it to their favorite charities.
– It just launched on Shopify, which Forman says will give the startup access to the 1.7 million retailers that use Shopify as their e-commerce platform.

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MindFi Raises US$750K in Pre-Seed Funding

– MindFi is a Singapore-based corporate mental health and wellness platform.
– The company raised $750k in pre-seed funding.
– The round was led by iGlobe Partners, M Venture Partners (MVP) and angel investors such as Koh Boon Hwee, Patsnap Founder & CEO Jeffrey Tiong, Zopim cofounder Lim Qing Ru, Natasha Foong, Aakash Degwekar and Shadab Farooqui.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate product development and localization for key markets in Asia and further build its culturally competent team of mental health experts, innovators and researchers.

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Hopper Raises $175M in Series G Funding

– Hopper is a mobile-first travel marketplace which leverages massive amounts of data and machine learning to develop fintech solutions for customers to travel and save money.
– The company completed a $175m Series G financing.
– The round was led by GPI Capital with participation from Glade Brook Capital, WestCap, Goldman Sachs Growth and Accomplice.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach and customer support.

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Zupee Raises $30M in Series B, at Over $500M Valuation

– Zupee from India is an online skill-based gaming platform startup.
– The company closed a $30m Series B funding at over $500M valuation.
– The round was co-led by WestCap Group and Tomales Bay Capital, with participation from Matrix Partners India.
– The new investment will be used to scale efforts through expansion of product portfolio and market reach and hiring of global talent.

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Apps Banking Financial Services FinTech Latin America Personal Finance

Ualà Raises $350M in Series D, Valued at 2.45 Billion

– Ualá, a Buenos Aires, Argentine-based fintech company, raised $350M in Series D funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Latin America Fund and Tencent with participation from funds managed by Soros Fund Management LLC, funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, LP, Ribbit Capital, Greyhound Capital, Monashees, Endeavor Catalyst, D1 Capital Partners, 166 2nd, along with angel investors such as Jacqueline Reses and Isaac Lee.
– The company, which reached a valuation of $USD2.45b, intends to use the funds to expand operations, with plans to have a team of 1,500 employees by the end 2021, and its business reach, developing new business verticals, providing innovation and technological development in Latin America.

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Klover Announces $60M Series A Financing

– Klover, which is democratizing access to modern financial services by leveraging consumers’ permissioned data, today announced the close of $60m in new funding.
– The round led by Mercato Partners Traverse Fund participation from new and existing investors including Lightbank, Core Innovation Capital and Starting Line.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand the sales, marketing, engineering and product teams aggressively, grow their 1.5 million user base, and broaden the services and value to their consumers.

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Youreka Labs spins out with $8.5M to provide smart mobile assistant apps to field workers

– Mobile field service startup Youreka Labs Inc. raised $8.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was co-led by Boulder Ventures and Grotech Ventures, with participation from Salesforce Ventures.
– The company also announced its CEO — Bill Karpovich joined to lead the company after previously general manager at IBM Cloud & Watson Platform.
– The company is developing robotic smart mobile assistants that enable frontline workers to perform their jobs more safely and efficiently.
– The company has identified four use cases so far: healthcare, manufacturing, energy and utilities and the public sector.
– The funding will be used to expand the company’s reach and products.

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Saturn Raises $44M in Funding

– Saturn, a NYC-based community-centric social platform built around the calendar, raised more than $44m in funding.
– Backers included General Catalyst, Insight Partners, and Coatue, as well as Bezos Expeditions (the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos), Marc Benioff (CEO and founder of Salesforce), Dara Khosrowshahi (CEO of Uber), Dick Costolo and Adam Bain’s 01 Advisors (former CEO and COO of Twitter), Mike Vernal (Partner at Sequoia Capital), Robert Downey Jr., Inspired Capital, WndrCo, Elad Gil, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures, SV Angel, Jerry Murdock (co-founder of Insight Partners), Hadi Partovi, Neo (Ali Partovi’s Venture Fund), Dylan Field (CEO and co-founder of Figma), and TQ Ventures.
– The company will use the funding to grow its engineering and product teams, and to accelerate expansion.

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S-Alpha Therapeutics, Inc., Digital Therapeutics Start-up Raises $8.7 Million in Series A Funding

– S-Alpha Therapeutics announced the completion of its Series A financing.
– The company raised a total of $8.7M USD (10 Billion KRW) in financing round.
– In Series A funding, all existing investors participated in this investment, and Korea Investment Partners, Stonebridge Ventures, Devsisters Ventures/KDB Capital, and Timewise Investment participated as new investors.

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Apps E-Commerce Electronics Marketplace Software Western Europe

Refurbed Raises $54M in Series B Funding

– Refurbed from Vienna is a marketplace for refurbished electronics in the German speaking region promoting sustainable consumption.
– Company raised $54m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Evli Growth Partners and Almaz Capital, which joined existing investors such as Speedinvest, Bonsai Partners and All Iron Ventures, as well as a group of new backers – Hermes GPE, C4 Ventures, SevenVentures, Alpha Associates, Monkfish Equity (Trivago Founders), Kreos, Isomer Capital and Creas Impact Fund.
– The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its position in the DACH market for refurbished electronics and focus on geographical expansion by entering more European countries, further develop and improve its product portfolio as well as focusing on scaling its international team, employing specialists from all across Europe.

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India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding

– BharatPe, an Indian fintech startup, raised $370m funding.
– The round was led by Tiger Global and valued the New Delhi-based startup at $2.85 billion (post-money).
Dragoneer Investor Group and Steadfast Capital also participated in the new round.

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HIHello Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding

– HiHello, a Palo Alto CA-based digital business card platform, raised $7.5M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Lux Capital, August Capital, Manu Kumar (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HiHello), and the co-founders of Lyft, Everlaw, Auth0, Path/June, and Military.com.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow its team and expand its business platform to support companies of all sizes.

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Silofit Raises $12.25M in Funding

– Silofit is a network company which develops and operates private micro-gyms.
– The company raised $10.25M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Whitecap Ventures Partners with participation from Courtside Ventures and Alate Partners, David Grutman, Fitt Ventures and Fitt Insider.
– The company intends to use the funds to support its expansion to the U.S. market, which includes opening 50 new Silos across five U.S. cities, beginning with Miami and Chicago, and build out its leadership team adding 25 new hires over the next year to its current team of 50 employees based in Montreal and Toronto; and establishing its U.S. headquarters in Miami.

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Hello Divorce raises $2M so that couples can say ‘good-bye’ easier

– Online divorce startup Hello Divorce raised $2m seed funding.
– The round was led by CEAS and joined by Lightbank, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Gaingels and a group of individuals including Clio CEO Jack Newton, WRG’s Lisa Stone.
– The company plans to rapidly scale legal filing options across the U.S., improve its ground-breaking product, and give consumers more of the content and services they need to feel informed and in control of their divorce process.

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Apps Food Delivery North America Restaurants Software

Notch Raises $10M in Funding

– Notch is a Toronto, Canada-based provider of online restaurant supply chain software solution.
– The company raised $10M in funding.
– The round was led by Accomplice and BDC with participation from MATH Venture Partners, Golden Ventures, The Yield Lab, Garage Capital, Plexo Capital, Agman, Mark MacLeod, Paul Genier, Shannon Lambert, and Jean Genier.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and development of the company’s solution for restaurant chains and food brands.

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Spot Raises $17.5M in Funding

– Spot is an Austin, TX-based tech startup providing digital, on-demand injury insurance.
– The company raised $17.5m in funding.
– The round was led by GreatPoint Ventures, with participation from Montage Ventures, Mutual of Omaha, MS&AD, and Silverton Partners.
– The new capital will be used to grow the team, forge new partnerships, and ramp up marketing efforts.

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Agentero Raises $13.5M in Series A Funding

– Agentero, a digital insurance network, raised $13.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Alma Mundi Ventures with participation from existing institutional investors Foundation Capital, Union Square Ventures, Financial Venture Studio, and Two Culture Capital.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

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Disruptive Femtech Elvie Firm Announces $80M Series C Funding Round

– Elvie, the revolutionary global health and lifestyle brand developing iconic products for women, announces a $80M (£58m) Series C funding.
– The funding round was led by BGF, with further investment from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock and a consortium including Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds, plus existing investors Octopus Ventures and IPGL.
– Elvie brings together a team of world-class engineers, designers and business minds to develop extraordinary products that improve women’s lives – revolutionizing categories which had been overlooked for many years, including breast pumps and pelvic floor health.

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Element bolsters decentralized team messaging with $30M raise

– Element, the company behind an end-to-end encrypted team messaging platform powered by the Matrix protocol, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding from a slew of notable backers, including Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn‘s Metaplanet, WordPress.com parent company Automattic, Protocol Labs, and Notion.
– In a week that saw Salesforce officially taking Slack under its wing, the gargantuan $27.7 billion acquisition serves as a timely reminder of the importance that team chat and collaboration tools play in a world that has rapidly embraced remote work. In tandem, open source software is infiltrating just about every nook and cranny of the business world, a combination that puts four-year Element in a strong position.

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MaxOne Raises $3.5M in Funding

– MaxOne from Grand Rapids, MI develops technology to help coaches interact and engage with athletes.
– Company raised $3.5M in funding.
– The round was led by Stadia Ventures with participation from Chris Paul, the Piquet Family Office, and Wakestream Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Decentralized identity authentication platform Magic raises $27M

– Magic announced it has raised $27 million in a series A round of funding to further commercialize its blockchain-powered identity authentication platform.
– The round, which was led by Northzone, featured a slew of high-profile VC and angel investors, including Tiger Global, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian , and GitHub CTO Jason Warner.
– The company launched in 2018 as Fortmatic, and its founders include CEO and former Docker product lead Sean Li; former Yelp software engineer Arthur Jen; and Jaemin Jin, a former software engineer at Apple, Amazon, and Uber.
– The San Francisco-based firm rebranded as Magic last May as it exited stealth with $4 million in seed funding.
– In the 14 months since, Magic claims it has grown its developer user base tenfold.

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Percent raises $5M, aiming to become the ‘Stripe for donations’ to good causes

– Pennies is a digital charity box.
– It has raised $5m in funding.
– The round was led by Morpheus Ventures and joined by Nationwide Building Society.
– The company provides an API allowing firms to customers to donate to good causes.

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BlueOcean raises $15M to measure brand sentiment with AI

– BlueOcean, a software-as-a-service platform that taps AI to deliver brand strategy insights, announced that it closed a $15 million series A round led by Insight Partners.
– The company says that the funds will be used to grow its team, deepen existing investments in AI, and build on BlueOcean’s existing customer base.
– Brand drives revenue. The strength of a company’s brand directly affects its ability to sell to a customer, acquire talent, and drive shareholder value. According to McKinsey, strong brands consistently outperform the market. The world’s 40 strongest brands “yielded almost twice the total return to shareholders of an investment in a Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) World index certificate over the course of the 20-year period ending in 2019.”

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Brokrete Closes US$3M Seed Funding

– Brokrete, a Toronto, Canada-based provider of an e-commerce platform for suppliers in the construction industry, called Storefront, closed a US$3M seed financing round.
– The round was led by Xploration Capital and was joined by new strategic investors, existing investors and key employees.
– The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate its growth in the North American and European markets.

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Sonatus Raises $35M in Series A Financing

– Sonatus, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based automotive software company, raised $35m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Translink Capital with participation from Hyundai Motor Group’s Kia Corporation, SAIC Capital, LG Electronics, Marvell, UMC Capital, and Wanxiang Group Company.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate global growth and further expand its roadmap of next-generation software-defined vehicle solutions.

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Fitness app HealthifyMe to expand worldwide after raising $75M Series C from LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures

– HealthifyMe, a fitness app, raised $75m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures, and joined by Unilever Ventures, Elm and Healthquad.
– The company plans to grow its user base in India, Southeast Asia and North America.

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Protonn Raises $9M in Seed Funding

– Protonn is a San Jose, CA and Bengaluru, India-based business-in-a-box platform for professionals.
– The company raised $9m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Matrix Partners India with participation from other venture investors including 021 Capital and Tanglin Venture Partners and angel investors Binny Bansal (co-founder, Flipkart), Kalyan Krishnamurthy (CEO, Flipkart), Neeraj Arora (ex-WhatsApp), Sujeet Kumar (co-founder, Udaan), and Kunal Shah (founder, Cred).
– The company intends to use the funds for new hires, launching the product to market, and continued product development.

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Micromobility operator Veo raises $16M to fund US expansion

– Veo, a shared micromobility operator, raised $16m in Series A funding.
– The funding round was led by Autotech Ventures, with participation from UP Partners, FJ Labs and Interplay Ventures.
– The company plans to expand its fleet and focus on developing city and community partnerships.

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Apps Financial Services Identity Management North America

Smile Identity Raises $7M in Series A Funding

– Smile Identity from Lagos, Nigeria provides ID verification and KYC compliance through Artificial Intelligence.
– The company raised $7M in Series A Funding.
– The round was led by Costanoa Ventures with participation from CRE Venture Capital, Local Globe, Intercept Ventures, Future Africa Ventures, Khosla Impact ValueStream Ventures, Beta Ventures, 500 Startups and Story Ventures.
– The company plans to use the new funding to improve its services, expand across more markets, add support for more ID types and hire more engineers and support staff across Africa.

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Thrive Global Raises $80 Million Series C to Accelerate Hypergrowth and Impact

– Thrive Global, the behavior change technology company founded by Arianna Huffington, announced that it has raised an $80m Series C round co-led by Mamoon Hamid at Kleiner Perkins to accelerate Thrive’s growth and impact in ending the burnout epidemic and helping people live and work with less stress, more productivity and greater well-being and mental resilience.
Owl Ventures, a global leader in education technology investing, co-led the round and Ian Chiu, Managing Director at Owl, will also join the Thrive board. Owl has made investments in skilling and learning companies such as Degreed and MasterClass, and their commitment to Thrive reflects their recognition that as we focus on reskilling and upskilling employees around the world, we must also empower them to build mental resilience and manage stress.

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Mmhmm raises $100M, which is a fun thing to say to people who don’t follow tech

– mmhmm, a startup with a silly name, raised $100m in funding.
– The funding was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund and joined by Sequoia Capital and others.
– The company was founded by Phil Libin, the founder of Evernote.
– The company provides improved video chat tools, including automatic background removal and advanced presentation features.

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Loco Raises $9M in Seed Funding

– Loco is an Indian game streaming platform which allows viewers to enjoy game streaming and esports content created by gamers and esports teams.
– The company secured $9m in seed funding led by South Korean gaming firm Krafton, as well as Lumikai, an Indian gaming and interactive media fund.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the platform’s innovation efforts across game streaming technology and gaming content.

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Digital greeting card startup Givingli wraps $3 million seed round

– Givingli, a small LA-based startup with an app aiming to challenge how Gen Z sends digital greeting cards, is picking up some seed funding from investors betting on their philosophy around modern gifting.
– The startup has raised a $3 million round led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six, while Snap’s Yellow Accelerator also participated in the raise.
– The wife and husband co-founding team stumbled into the world of digital greetings and gifts after abandoning physical invitations for their wedding and exploring how the digital greetings space had and hadn’t evolved.
– They’ve taken a mobile-first approach to tackling greetings for special events and moments where users just want to let someone know they’re thinking of them.

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GOAT Grabs $195M Series F Round

– GOAT, the global platform for the greatest products from the past, present and future.
– GOAT has closed a Series F funding round of $195m.
– The financing was led by Park West Asset Management, funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Franklin Templeton, Adage Capital Management and Ulysses Management.

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Vercel Announces $102M in Series C Funding to Scale Team Globally and Accelerate Innovation and Adoption of Leading Frontend Development Platform

– Vercel, a platform to develop, preview and ship websites, from single static pages to apps with billions of dynamic pages, and creator of Next.js, the leading React and JavaScript framework for frontend web development, announced that it has secured $102M in Series C funding in a round led by Bedrock Capital with participation from existing investors Accel, CRV, Geodesic Capital, Greenoaks Capital and GV.
– New investors include 8VC, Flex Capital, GGV, Latacora, Salesforce Ventures and Tiger Global.
– The new funding, which brings the total raised to $163M, will be used to scale the Vercel team globally, accelerate research and development, drive platform innovation and accelerate adoption.

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FIGUR8 Raises $12 Million in Series A Financing to Bring True Visibility to Musculoskeletal (MSK) Disorders

– FIGUR8, the med tech startup that’s developed the most advanced wearable musculoskeletal technology on the market, announced a new round of financing.
– The company has raised $12 million in Series A financing led by Taiwania Capital with participation from new and existing investors that include the MIT-affiliated E14 Fund, Phoenix Venture Partners, and P5 Health Ventures, among others.
– Measuring musculoskeletal performance and recovery has historically been impossible without expensive imaging and has been limited to visual and hands-on assessments that provide little to no objective data.

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Apps Continuing Education EdTech Education Western Europe

GoStudent Raises €205M in Series C Funding; At €1.4 Billion Valuation

– GoStudent is a Vienna, Austria-based edtech company.
– The company raised €205M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by new investor DST Global with participation from new investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Tencent, Dragoneer and existing investors Coatue, Left Lane Capital and DN Capital.
– The new investment will be used to further develop its presence in Europe, expand overseas, launching in Mexico and Canada this summer, and invest in branding, product development and first acquisitions.

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Apps Banking Financial Services FinTech Mobile Payments North America

MAJORITY raises $19 million for its mobile banking service for migrants

– MAJORITY, a mobile banking service, raised $19m in its seed funding.
– The round was led by Valar Ventures while Avid Ventures, Heartcore Capital and several prominent Nordic fintech unicorn founders participated in it.
– The two-year-old startup operates an eponymous mobile banking service.
– MAJORITY, whose name is a play on bringing financial inclusion to more people, runs a subscription service where it charges $5 a month to individuals and provides them with a range of financial services, including an FDIC-insured bank account with early direct deposit at no overdraft fee, a debit card, mobile credit and at-cost international phone calls.

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Apps Internet North America Software

ResQ raises $7.5 million to make back of the house top of mind

– ResQ, a startup that helps restaurants repair and service their equipment through contractor work, raised $7.5m funding.
– The round was led by Homebrew, Golden Ventures and Inovia Capital.
– Participating angel investors include Nilam Ganenthiran, president at Instacart; Gokul Rajaram, DoorDash executive and board member of Pinterest and Coinbase; as well as customers, including Soul Foods, a global franchisee of Yum! Brands.
– ResQ has now raised $9m in known venture capital to date.
– The capital will primarily help ResQ double or triple its 60-person team across engineering, sales and operation roles.
– The company will also earmark money toward launching in new markets, building atop its current presence in San Francisco, LA, Dallas, Chicago and Phoenix.

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Apps Artificial Intelligence Education Health Care Information Technology Medical North America

Cleerly Raises $43M in Series B Funding

– Cleerly, a NYC-based company creating a new standard of care for heart disease, launched with $43m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Vensana Capital with participation from LRVHealth, New Leaf Venture Partners, DigiTx Partners, the American College of Cardiology, Cigna Ventures, and existing investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale its commercial reach, expand operational capabilities and strategic partnerships, and continue to grow its focus on research and development.

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Apps Eastern Asia Electric Vehicle

XCharge Closes Series B Funding Round

– XCharge is a Beijing, China-based provider of an electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in Asia-Pacific and Europe.
– Company raised $15m in Series B funding.
– Backers included Shell Ventures and other investors.
– The new investment will be used to scale up to meet the accelerated demand in charging services in fast-expanding markets.

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